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International Akaroa Music Festival - Water Music


Wed 17 Jan 2018, 7:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $36.83 ($33.00 + $3.83 fees)
  • Students: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Polly Ott, soprano
Olivia Humphrey, recorder
Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Celia Craig, oboe
Barbara Stegemann, oboe
Selena Orwin, bassoon
Sarah McCracken, violin
Clara Salzmann, viola
Edith Salzmann, cello
Rachel Fuller, harpsichord
Akaroa Festival Orchestra

George Frideric Handel
Water music - Suite no. 3 in G Major
Aria: Tu del ciel ministro eletto from Il trionfo del tempo

Antonio Vivaldi
Laudate Pueri

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 & 4

Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio in a Minor for recorder, oboe and B.c.
Quartet in g Minor for Recorder, violin, viola and B.c.

In what promises to be one of the highlights of the festival, some of New Zealand’s finest Baroque musicians present a ‘Water Music’ programme of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann, accompanied by the very best young talent the country has to offer in the form of the Akaroa Festival Orchestra.

Come and join us for our 11th Festival in beautiful Akaroa. For the 2018 edition of the festival we have created an exciting concert programme showcasing NZ’s most accomplished musicians and fabulous international guest artists.

Latvian cellist Ramon Jaffe will be back this year - expect more Flamencos and Tangoes here – German pianist Michael Endres, American star – violinist Charles Castleman, Canterbury soprano Polly Ott and many others. On the musical menu, we have Piazolla’s Seasons in our Cellissimo concert, the Mendelssohn Octet lead by APO concertmaster Andrew Beer, a selection of Brahms songs performed by Rachel Fuller and Catrin Johnson, exciting baroque works performed by our baroque ensemble under the direction of Festival Director Wolfgang Kraemer and – our exciting new addition – a series of solo concertos performed by our guest artists with the Akaroa Festival Orchestra. We will also be hosting the double reed society with Australian oboe star Celia Craig and Canterbury’s bassoonist Selena Orwin. We are looking forward to our Woodwind Extravaganza concert on Saturday.

Together with the professionals, we have NZ’s best young talent in Akaroa. The students will present themselves in our lunchtime concert series at St. Peter’s Church. Do come along and see what the students are up to!

We are very much looking forward to having you as our guests,

Edith Salzmann and Wolfgang Kraemer.